July 8

Written by Bill Grandi on July 8th, 2021

We will be returning from Ohio today.  Our grandson’s last baseball game for the summer was Tuesday. Janna’s friend’s last softball game was Wednesday and since we haven’t had a chance to see him play, we decided to combine two birds with one stone by making a quick trip. Your prayers for safety would be appreciated.

Tuesday morning in my reading through the NT, I read Hebrews 7. I must confess a “denseness” and sometimes a clueless factor when it comes to this chapter. I’m still somewhat unsure/confused about it. But here is my weak attempt to break it down.

It is the Scripture about Melchizedek and his relationship/comparison to Christ.

  • There is similarity. See verse 3. Mel is not Jesus but made like the Son of God.
  • Mel was greater than Abraham. Of course, we know Jesus was greater…than both
  • Mel came because with the Law an imperfect life was impossible. Jesus died for those under the Law because of this truth.
  • Jesus qualifies as a priest, not on the basis of a law, but according to the power of an indestructible life (v.16)
  • Jesus became the guarantee of a better covenant AND He holds His priesthood permanently. (v.22,24)
  • Jesus saves those who come to Him forever.
  • The Law was weak with weak mean; the word of the oath (promise) appointed Jesus who is forever; therefore, the promise is forever.

I don’t know. I’m still fuzzy and I sure hope I didn’t confuse you even more. I still have so much to learn. Maybe there are just some things we aren’t meant to understand????

“Father, continue to challenge me with Your Word. I don’t even want to say I have arrived or that I know it all.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. That is the beauty of The Word – it keeps on giving revelation. I hope you had a wonderful time and have a safe trip home. God Bless you.

  2. I don’t think it’s so much about understanding as it is simply believing, Bill. You’ve actually broken this down quite nicely!
    Safe travels!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      We won’t always understand will we? Thanks Martha. We had a safe trip

  3. Ryan S. says:

    Good summary, Hadn’t picked up on all the similarities until you broke it down.